Reds not firing on all cylinders in victory, says Law
IT was a below-par Alfreton Town who left Surrey with three very useful Blue Square Bet points tucked away, according to their manager.
The Reds took their fourth away league victory of the season, 2-1 at Woking but Nicky Law said several of his players were far from at their best.
"We had four or five players that were not on their A game and it was always going to be a test but we dug in and defended well," he said.
"We got a break and if Arnold had scored, it would have been game over – but we didn't punish them and it gave them more impetus.
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"After being pressed hard by them playing four up front at times, we got to grips with it in the second half but to come here and have four or five not really at it and win is a great result.
"We got caught three or four times in the first half and got away with it but we stuck at it and at the end, it was just a matter of defending everything they chucked into the box.
"It's a difficult place to come. Woking play it in the right way, get the ball forward at a good tempo and they have some good players."
Law did exclude some players from the accusation of being below their best, including debutant Matty Harriott who, he said, "brought us a new dimension in midfield until he cramped up."
Law added: "Theo Streete had a good game in midfield – we needed him there. He ended up playing just in front of the back four and the qualities he gives us defensively are great for us.
"Paul Clayton has done well and could have had a hat-trick. His first was a tap-in but he's done really well to get into position and stay onside for the second."